The song of the day for Wednesday, May 31, 2023, is “The Man That Got Away.”
About This Song
“The Man That Got Away” was written by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin for Judy Garland for the 1954 version of A Star Is Born, with James Mason. Her performance of the song is legendary in film history, with 27 takes in three days, three separate sessions, and two different directors. The filmed scene is brilliant and made the song a huge hit for Garland, who sang it in most of her concerts.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “The Man That Got Away” on October 28, 1959, for the album Tony Sings For Two, which was released in early 1961.
“The Man That Got Away,” as well as Tony Sings For Two is available on Apple Music.
Here’s Judy Garland’s recording of “The Man That Got Away” from her concert at Carnegie Hall in 1961: